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Enduring The Badge

Welcome to Enduring The Badge, the podcast that brings you the truth behind the lives of law enforcement officers, firefighters, members of the military, and emergency medical workers. For too long, the stories of these brave men and women have been shrouded in secrecy, but not anymore. Our mission is to shine a light on the personal accounts of these heroes and their families, who have witnessed so much tragedy, and how it has impacted them.

Our exciting podcast is hosted by Jerry Dean Lund, who has over 30 years of service behind the badge. He has seen first-hand the toll that being a Fire Captain and Law Enforcement certified SWAT Medic/Operator can take on a person. He is drawing upon his experience of surviving those dark thoughts of suicide after sustaining an injury while on duty. But it's not just about Jerry's story; it's about the stories of all the First Responders who have endured so much to keep us safe.

Enduring The Badge Podcast is the place to learn how to navigate the difficult transition from work to home, discover ways to thrive on and off duty, and overcome personal challenges. Our conversation-optimized content is designed to keep you engaged and entertained while providing valuable insights into the lives of First Responders.

So, whether you are a First Responder or just someone who wants to support these brave men and women, Enduring The Badge Podcast is the place for you. Join us on this exciting journey, and let's honor the people who put their lives on the line daily to keep us safe.

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Recent Episodes

I am Stopping The Threat & The Stigma - Adam Meyers

June 6, 2023

For over two decades, Adam served as a law enforcement officer in Wisconsin, facing the unimaginable challenges that come with the job. But one fateful day, he was involved in an officer-involved shooting. Although cleared o…

Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth: The Dark Knight of Your Soul and the Resilience of First Responders and Veterans

June 6, 2023

What if we told you that it's possible to emerge stronger and wiser from adversity and trauma? Our guest, Jessica Depazzi, a documentary film producer and journalist, shares her insights on the concept of post-traumatic grow…

Empowering Women in Law Enforcement: Self-Defense Training and Resilience to be Unstoppable- Fortis Tactical Teena Gooding

May 23, 2023

Teena's extensive 26-year career in law enforcement has equipped her with invaluable insights that she now imparts through her training facility. At Fortis Tactical Systems, Teena and her husband offer a wide range of course…

Protecting My Daughter: A Cop's Story of Resignation and PTSD- Grayson Reed

May 16, 2023

Today's special guest is the founder of Public Safety Preservation. A former law enforcement officer Gray Reed founded this non-profit to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention among first responders. H…

The Untold Fight Against the Mexican Cartels- Sheriff & Author Matthew Thomas

May 9, 2023

Matt has risen to the position of Chief Deputy. During his 29 years with the police, he has worked in jail, patrol, and traffic. Police training, academy motors, drug investigation, and the SWAT unit, an extraordinarily busy…

First Response Mental Health Peer Support App- Nik Fiorito

May 2, 2023

Nik is employed with First Response Mental Health. He's a key player in the development of a peer support software that connects people who need assistance and teaches them how to do so successfully and quickly. Nick will di…

Recent Blog Posts

Why Listen and Subscribe To Enduring The Badge Podcast

First Responders are the backbone of any society, and their sacrifices often go unnoticed. Enduring The Badge Podcast is a platform that provides personal accounts of First Responders and their families, highlighting their struggles and sacrifices. …

First Responders Health and Wellness Beyond the Call of Duty

The Vital Need for First Responders to Address Their Physical and Mental Well-Being I recognize the crucial role that first responders play in ensuring the safety and well-being of our communities. Whether they are firefighters, law enforcement off…

The Power of First Responder Peer Support

Lowering Stigma and Building Team Cohesion As a first responder, I know firsthand the challenges of the job. The stress and trauma of responding to emergencies can take a toll on one's mental health, leading to depression, anxiety, and even substan…